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Jazz's Evans to defend slam dunk title

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Defending champion Jeremy Evans of the Utah Jazz will again compete in the Slam Dunk competition during the All-Star Saturday Night festivities, the NBA announced Thursday.

The event is scheduled for Feb. 17 at Houston's Toyota Center.

Besides Evans, also competing will be Los Angeles Clippers' Eric Bledsoe and Denver's Kenneth Faried for the Western Conference and 2007 winner Gerald Green of Indiana, New York's James White and Toronto's Terrance Ross for the Eastern Conference.

For the first time, fans will be able to vote during the championship round by using text messages, Twitter, NBA mobile apps or at

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